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September Variants Fundraising Weekender

  • Princes Street Primary School Princes Street Sandy Bay, TAS, 7005 Australia (map)

HOBART INTERNATIONAL CHESS CLUB SEPTEMBER CHESS 960 AND BULLET HORDE WEEKENDER

A FUN AND FAMILY FRIENDLY DAY OF CHESS MISADVENTURES

The HICC is hosting a fun fundraising Chess Variants weekender on the afternoon of Saturday September the 26th.  The Weekender will consist of a Rapid play Chess 960 Competition with a time control of 10 minutes game time, and then a Bullet Horde Chess tournament with a time control of 2 minutes game time with a 1 second increment from move 1.

 

WHERE:

PRINCES STREET PRIMARY SCHOOL

(Princes Street Sandy Bay TAS 7005)

 

WHEN:

SATURDAY THE 26TH OF SEPTEMBER

 

WHAT TIME:

RAPID 960 – ROUND 1: 1PM, ROUND2: 1:30PM, ROUND 3: 2PM, ROUND 4: 2:30PM, ROUND 5: 3PM, ROUND 6: 3:30PM, FINAL ROUND: 4PM.

BULLET HORDE TOURNAMENT – 5PM TO 6:30PM

 

HOW MUCH:

  • ENTRY FEE RAPID 960 $20

  • ENTRY FEE BULLET HORDE $10

  • ENTRY FEE BOTH TOURNAMENTS $25

PRIZES:

THIS IS A FUNDRAISING EVENT, ALL ENTRY FEES WILL BE DONATED TO THE HIJCC TO SUPPORT JUNIOR CHESS COACHING IN HOBART

 

HOW TO ENTER:

ENTER ONLINE USING THE FORM BELOW BY COB FRIDAY THE 25TH OF SEPTEMBER

Entries taken on the day subject to equipment.

CHESS 960

Chess 960 (or Fischer Random Chess) is a variant of chess invented and advocated by former World Chess Champion Bobby Fischer. It employs the same board and pieces as standard chess, but the starting position of the pieces on the players' home ranks is randomized. The random setup renders the prospect of obtaining an advantage through the memorization of opening lines useless, compelling players to rely on their talent and creativity.

Some unique rules on Chess 960 will be advised on the day.

For the purpose of the competition, the starting position were randomly derived from the Chess 960 position generator on chessgames.com.

ROUND START POSITIONS

 

HORDE CHESS

Horde Chess is a fun variant best played with a bullet time control.  White has 36 pawns and no other pieces, Black has a normal set of chess pieces.  White must checkmate the black king before Black captures all the pawns.  All normal rules of chess apply...  well, as much as possible when one side has no King!

Earlier Event: August 29
HICC August Masters
Later Event: October 24
Burnie Shines 2015